Dyson launches 'powerful' miniature vacThe Dyson City DC26 is 'engineered for city life'

22 January 2010

Dyson claims its new City DC26 bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner is small enough to sit on an A4 page while 'keeping the performance of a full-sized vacuum.'

We've fully tested this new Dyson launch in the Which? test lab to see whether it can match a small footprint with bug suction power. Read our full independent lab test Dyson DC26 review here.

Dyson City DC26 vac

The new Dyson vacuum cleaner has been designed for those who are short on storage space at home. It's a third smaller than other Dyson cylinders but Dyson claims it can still tackle dirt as effectively as bigger vacuum cleaners. 

Dyson says the City DC26 - which weighs just 3.25kg - will give a great cleaning power but without the hassle of having to store a bulky appliance.

It was originally designed by Dyson for the space conscious Japanese market where, according to Dyson, it was the best-selling machine by value in 2009.

Compact Dyson vacuum cleaner

Which? vacuum cleaner expert Vivienne Fitzroy says: 'The Dyson City DC26 bagless compact cylinder vacuum cleaner comes with a combination crevice and dust tool, and a furniture brush which clips neatly onto the tube itself. We tested out its suction power on carpets, laminate flooring and floorboards, and measured just how well it can remove pet hair from carpets.

'Only the very best vacuum cleaners at these tests earn our Best Buy recommendation - click to see whether the DC26 has what it takes to be a Best Buy vacuum cleaner.'

Dyson vacuum cleaner reviews

As well as the DC26, we've also tested out a series of other Dysons. Find out how we rated Dyson's DC25 Ball All Floors and DC18 Slim Allergy vacs in our vacuum cleaner reviews. 

Which? has just completed its latest round of and found one new Which? Best Buy. Our tests include many models from Dyson as well as other popular brands such as Miele and Bosch.

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